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* 1.Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position.
  1. Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. Job fair or informational session

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  3. Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  4. Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  5. Community or professional organization

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  6. Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate the source.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 2.Choose the one answer which best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory requirements for Zoology positions.
  1. I have completed a bachelor`s degree in zoology; or a related discipline or field of science which included at least 20 semester hours in the zoology and related animal sciences.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major in zoology, or in a related discipline which included course work shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet the requirements as described above.


* 3.Research Positions - In addition to meeting the basic requirements, choose the one response that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to requirements of the position.
  1. I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree.
  2. I have 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to Grade 11 in the Federal service.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education and appropriate specialized expereince that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 4.Do you have one year of full-time experience at the GS-11 level that is close or similar to the work of this job? The experience include activities such as conducting integrative, specimen or collection-based research in invertebrate evolution and biodiversity (exclusive of hexapods, myriapods, and arachnids) as evidenced by one or more peer-reviewed scientific publications in the applicant’s area of claimed taxonomic specialization; and using collections for research purposes or playing a role in planning the enhancement or building of such collections.
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please identify the position or positions on your resume that demonstrate this experience, and briefly state that experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No






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